April 16, 2016 at 6:19PM, Edited April 16, 6:22PM

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Scoring a video - what tools do you use?

How do you folks do the scoring?

For video editing I mainly use Premiere Pro. For sound I mostly use FL Studio with mostly Kontakt.

I would like to get some feedback on good ways to put it all together. Anyone who uses Sonar? I suppose that might be an option but I really dislike the UI. Are there alternatives. I do not use Avid products.

What do you use and how do you approach it?

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Hi,

I've scored using Logic, Cubase, and even Audition. I prefer Logic & Cubase when I'll be recording and composing my own soundtrack, because they are musical oriented software, but audition should do a fine job for sound design. Most of the time I star doing musical beds to set the mood and tone and form there we start the sound design itself, putting foley and fx into the mix. We even have done that in Premiere itself for small projects and used VST FX in Premiere's mixer. When I'm working in Logic or Cubase, I usually load a video track with the visuals and star to work with the sound. Once it is mixed I export it back to Premiere just to sync it and master video. Hope this helps.

April 18, 2016 at 8:35AM

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Ulises Bravo
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My understanding is that Audition no longer supports VSTi which I need because most of my music is from samplers.

I am on the PC so Logic is out as well.

I use Fl Studio for music and it seems there is a video player that can be synced to the timeline, I wonder if anyone has experience with that.

One suggestion I got is to try Ableton as it has a built-in video player.

It seems the Cubase/Nuendo route is the most logical.

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.

April 18, 2016 at 9:14AM

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Cary Knoop
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I have been using ProTools but I would stay away from it. It's like grading in After Effects instead of DaVinci Resolve. I only do it because I'm hesitant to learn a new workflow right now.

Cubase is the DaVinci Resolve of this world. Pretty much the hands down favorite. Pro Tools is fine but not supporting VST is a sin.

April 18, 2016 at 10:09PM

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Luke Neumann
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One question with Cubase is did they already provide an alternative for quicktime for windows now that this software is no longer supported and that it is actually unsafe to use?

April 19, 2016 at 9:16AM, Edited April 19, 9:17AM

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Cary Knoop
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